Last week I talked a little about processed sugars and how they are contributing to Candida or fungal overgrowth. This week I want to continue that trend just a little, but focusing more on what it means for us to have a fungal overgrowth or candida infection.
What is Candida?
Candida is basically a name given to a specific fungal overgrowth that is caused by yeast. Candida is something you might have heard before. Some people can get this overload from taking certain antibiotics. It can live in the mouth, throat or vaginal area. I would be more inclined to say that a fungus is a fungus and while some are helpful and welcome in our biome, others are most certainly not. Especially when they lead to inflammation of our mucus membrane or become staple diet of other things like parasites.
A Fungal Overgrowth is a Breeding Ground For Parasites.
While we have many species of bacteria, fungus and parasites in our biome, it is when they get out of control and indeed get out of their normal living environment that they can do most harm.
I am not sure about your childhood, but I have very clear memories of being fed Vermox (or a related product) as a child. As a fore runner to talking about fungus and parasites with clients, I often ask if clients remember being given Vermox, or similar, as children and most (my age) do. Then when I ask, if they continue the practice with themselves or their own children, the answer is nearly always NO! It’s funny because no-one remembers why they stopped taking the products or when they stopped.
What has changed When It Comes To Treating Parasites?
Why don’t we continue this normal practice of treating parasites from the past? Perhaps this practice was one of those habits that got lost in the generational switch. My memory is of my own mother dosing us with worming tablets all the time and the reason she gave was because we had dogs in the house.
I know I didn’t carry on the habit of taking anything for treating parasites from my mother, until I trained in Kinesiology and regained the incentive to engage in termly worming practices. But you don’t have to have a family pet or work with animals to get a parasitic overload in your body.
A lot of the time these tiny little microscopic species will not show up in normal tests unless they are being looked for specifically. You can get them from vegetables that haven’t been washed properly, or just from being in the garden and not cleaning your nails properly. They can also be passed from person to person in a household, so when administering a worming dose to one member of the house-hold, make sure no-one gets left out – humans, animals and the lot.
Some Of The Symptoms of Parasitic Overload Include:
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Unpleasant gas
- Aching joints
- Skin rashes
- Ear Ache
- Jaw Pain
It is quite possible you could reduce and eliminate many symptoms by treating this long life fungal overgrowth in your system. I recommend returning to the old ways for this – with termly dosing of Vermox or a natural alternative. There are lots of natural alternatives on the market now. My top three would be:
- If you live in the UK you can also avail of Epigenetics Wormwood Combination. This product works on both the fungal overgrowth and the parasitic overload at the same time.
- The New Vistas Homeopathic range has a product called Vermex
- A company called Metabolics do Paralite (when purchasing Paralite use the URN:94410 for 10% discount)
When In Doubt Visit A Systematic Kinesiologist
I would strongly suggest you visit a Systematic Kinesiologist before buying or taking any products as they can tell you exactly what you need and where you can source the most natural herbs, etc…
A kinesiology session will also pinpoint any dietary changes you might need to support your digestive system as you work to restore balance. The Systematic Kinesiologist will also help you retune any stressors that are at the root cause of your parasitic overload. I’m based in the Dublin 15/Meath border area and have limited availability between now and Christmas.
What To Take For Fungal Overgrowth and Candida
This week I have expanded on why a fungal overgrowth is never a great idea, especially when it can lead to so many other things. In my experience taking away the processed sugar and eliminating grains and milky products will help to lower the fungal overgrowth. This is the first step in starving and changing the fungal overgrowth in your system.
The second step is retune its vibration. While taking antibiotics is essential in some instances, the most effective way that I have found for treating fungal overloads is taking some Oregano. I recommend a herbal capsule to get enough oregano at one time with added amounts in your cooked food.
As With Most Things There Is Normally An Emotional Stressor Involved With Fungal Overgrowth
Generally I find there is an emotional component to fungal overgrowth and inflammation of the mucus membrane, so I always tend do the emotional work along side the nutritional and herbal work.
Then every three months have the whole family take a worming dosage and as always go see a Systematic Kinesiologist to see what is best for your own unique system.